Our top three reasons to join

1. Chapter Events 
IABC South Island hosts regular events that provide training and allow you to build your local network.

2. Resources
Comprehensive resource library at your fingertips. Each month the Communication World magazine brings new ideas and research to your inbox. Plus you have access to all past editions and an extensive set of resources from which you can extract ready to use tools and experience.

3. Networking
Networking with other communicators both locally and internationally. IABC offers opportunities to network with members around the world through the IABC web site, as well as face-to-face at chapter events, the annual International Conference, and professional development seminars throughout the year.

And that is just the beginning

There are many more benefits available including:

MemberSpeak is the meeting place for IABC members around the world. A high-powered posting area on the web site, MemberSpeak is where you can trade ideas, solicit advice and input, debate strategies, and share information with your peers...unconstrained by geography and time differences. 

Online Directory of IABC Members
IABC's online member directory includes members' address, phone, and fax information, and is fully searchable on a number of parameters such as industry, company, or geography. You can even email other members through our confidential technology.

The IABC Buzz
The IABC Buzz contains member posts about personal and professional achievements, such as educational degrees, promotions, weddings, job moves, births/adoptions and the like.

The IABC eXchange
The IABC eXchange allows you to create private websites or blogs, as well as traditional public blogs. You control the content and who gets to see it.

Job Searching Assistance

IABC's Job Centre web site lists hundreds of jobs at all levels, which you can search by keyword, location, or job type. IABC members have an advantage, as they can see new job listings for a full seven days before the public can.

The IABC Marketplace
The IABC Marketplace is a service to connect consultants and freelancers with prospective clients. While the public can view the directory, only IABC members can create entries describing their services.

Learning Opportunities
IABC offers plentiful resources to hone your skills, learn from the experiences of others, and study new areas of interest.

Web Seminars
IABC offers web seminars throughout the year at no extra cost to members on a variety of communication topics.

Discovery is our new online archive of content available exclusively to IABC members.  Members have complimentary access to CW and CW Bulletin articles along with select Research Foundation reports and US$1,800 of Knowledge Centre content resources—all in one easy-to navigate place.  At the premium level, members get Gold Quill Award-winning case studies; Knowledge Centre manuals, books and communication templates; and all research reports.  Yearly subscriptions to the premium level—containing more than US$5,000 in content—are just US$99 per year more.

Communication World Magazine
Chock full of detailed case studies and how-to advice from long-time practitioners, Communication World is delivered six times a year to IABC members. With the latest news on industry research, technology, and trends, as well as interviews and analysis, each issue of Communication World is a continuing education course in itself.

CW Bulletin
Communication World's sister publication, CW Bulletin, is a monthly electronic newsletter addressing major topical concerns facing today's communicators.

SR Link
A collaborative web site providing resources and fostering conversations, SR Link helps communicators advance their role in the field of social responsibility.

Generous Member Pricing
IABC develops numerous events and educational products throughout the year, including the annual International Conference which draws about 1500 communicators from around the world. Members get member pricing, as many times during the year as they like!

Recognition: Accreditation and Awards Programs
IABC offers the opportunity for members to receive official recognition of their competence as business communicators and dedication to the profession…a valuable addition to any resume or C.V. Entry and/or application fees are offered at a significant discount to IABC members.

The "ABC" designation conferred by IABC acknowledges an individual's mastery of business communication, and is recognized throughout the world. A rigorous review of written and verbal tests, as well as a review of the candidate's portfolio are required for consideration. For more information, please consult theaccreditation website.

IABC offers several awards, including the annual Gold Quill Awards, an international competition that provides an opportunity to receive expert evaluation of the entry against IABC's highest standards of excellence. IABC's  recognize service to IABC and/or accomplishment in the field of business communication.